Continuing our “Education Beyond Borders” webinar series.
We are happy to invite you to our new lecture!
Topic: Two famous Platonic images: the Sun and the Cave
By doctor Alex Long, Senior Lecturer of School of Classics at the University of University of St Andrews
DATE: 27 November 2020, 15.00 p.m.
The link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2M6U66oqxiY&feature=youtu.be
In this talk Dr Alex Long will discuss two of ancient philosophy’s most famous images, both from Plato’s Republic: the comparison of goodness to the sun and the description of a prisoner’s release from a murky cave and return to it. If both images are, in some way, about goodness and value, why does Plato make Socrates speak about them so cryptically?